stitch demo kfyof / pfyof

Stitch in Focus kfyof

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Fiber Focus, How-Tos, Pattern Related, Puddles, Q&A 0 Comments

Today’s “Stitch in Focus” is kfyof – knit into front, yarn over, front. Being a recent bulky weight yarn convert, I realized that my old faithful 2 stitch increase method, kfbf, was noticeably off kilter when knit with bulky weight yarn. This just wouldn’t do! So for the Snow Gazer patterns (and future 2018 heavier weight yarn new releases… hint, hint), I switched to kfyof (and the corresponding purl version – pfyof). Prefer to watch it directly on YouTube? Click here to watch and give it a thumbs up.

Knit Eco Chic patterns now available on loveknitting

Loveknitting

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, How-Tos, Pattern Related, Q&A 0 Comments

Knit Eco Chic patterns are now on Loveknitting.com! Loveknitting.com, is a subsidiary of LoveCrafts, “a global community for makers everywhere.” Operating much like an LYS, you can purchase patterns, yarn, and notions from their site and have them delivered to you worldwide. Additionally, like your favorite LYS, you can find advice and interact with other crafters by uploading your own completed projects! I’ve went ahead and linked the patterns to recommended yarn when available so you can bundle your yarn and pattern purchases together. Additionally, I joined their blog team (“the Flock”) so keep an eye out next year for our blogs. Puddles and I look forward to seeing you over on loveknitting. Remember to tag me so we see …

Birdies Yarn Bulky Organic Cotton in Koi

Birdies Knits Bulky Weight Yarn Review

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, eco world, Pattern Related, Q&A, Yarn 2 Comments

A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. I’m a bulky weight yarn convert! With bulky yarn and “large” needles, I knit a cowl in just a couple of knitting sessions and the headband in just a few hours!! The amazing colors in today’s yarn review are hand dyed by BirdieKnits, a woman with an incredible eye for color and a customer focused business sense. Gauge Summary US 10/ 6mm …

Snow Gazer front

Snow Gazer

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Cowls, Patterns

When your exhale turns white as it escapes your lips, the sign foretells of frosty climes and the time to don your Snow Gazer cowl. With a radar like shape reaching straight to your heart, your whole neck and chest stay comfy cozy. The unique detail in back adds structure to keep the cowl standing up tall. Knitting with bulky yarn completes this design before the first snowflakes cumulate upon the ground outside your window. • The center front detail alters the stitch count every other round. On odd number rounds the stitch count decreases by 2 stitches and on even number rounds the stitch count increases by 2 stitches, yielding a net 0 stitch count change every 2 rounds …

Snow Gazer Headband side view

Snow Gazer Headband

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Head, Patterns

Snow Gazer cowl cuddles your neck and chest, but what about when your ears scream “FREEZING”? Bundle up with your bulky weight yarn in front of the fire to whip out the complimentary Snow Gazer Headband design. By the time the sun sits low on the horizon, you’ll be set with cowl and headband complete, ready to watch the falling snow from along the trails.

2018 is just around the corner

Around the Corner

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, Pattern Related, Puddles, Q&A 6 Comments

2018 is just around the corner! As I finish preparations for next year’s theme and hone the “en masse” potential design ideas down to the actual design goals, I have 3 questions for you, my loyal followers, to help steer me in a direction you’re excited to travel too!! If you don’t want to respond below, feel free to PM me your answers privately on Ravelry! Note: for the first two questions, if you’ve not cast on that particular design, your feedback is still valuable! 2017 Releases for easy reference :-). 2017 Releases for easy reference :-). 1. What is your favorite release of 2017, thus far, and why? 2. What is your least favorite release of 2017, thus far, …

Mora Cast On

Luxury in Fiber

Lindsay Lewchuk Announcements, eco world, Fiber Focus, Pattern Related, Puddles, Q&A, Yarn 2 Comments

Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! A luxury fiber like none other! Are you ready to have your fingers and FOs spoiled? Then this is the yarn for you! My Gauge Results Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Mora worked well on a variety of needle sizes! For the particular pattern I designed for the Malabrigo …

Savvy Cowl & Hat

Savvy

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Cowls, Head, Patterns

Visions of sitting in an Oxford don’s old lecture room, scarcely heated save for the ongoing academic debate, inspired this fashion forward brainy style. Savvy’s elegance transports you from keeping your cool in the lecture hall to warming things up on a crisp autumn date. Whether worn in unity or as independent thinkers, Savvy hat and Savvy cowl will win you the final point!

Savvy Cowl cable close up

Savvy Cowl

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Cowls, Patterns

Visions of sitting in an Oxford don’s old lecture room, scarcely heated save for the ongoing academic debate, inspired this fashion forward brainy style. Savvy’s elegance transports you from keeping your cool in the lecture hall to warming things up on a crisp autumn date.

Savvy Hat side view

Savvy Hat

Lindsay Lewchuk 2017 New Releases, Head, Patterns

Visions of sitting in an Oxford don’s old lecture room, scarcely heated save for the ongoing academic debate, inspired this fashion forward brainy style. Savvy’s elegance transports you from keeping your cool in the lecture hall to warming things up on a crisp autumn date.